Preschool Standards & Assessments

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The Arts

36 - Explores drama through actions and language

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Drama

Create

1 - Demonstrate emotions and feelings in dramatic play

a - Identify how people show emotions and feelings

Drama

Create

1 - Demonstrate emotions and feelings in dramatic play

b - Use facial expressions and movement to demonstrate emotions and feelings

Drama

Perform

1 - Use dramatic play to imitate characters

a - Use body and movement to depict various pretend characters

Drama

Perform

1 - Use dramatic play to imitate characters

b - Use body and voice to depict various everyday characters

Drama

Critically Respond

1 - Respond to stories and plays

a - Provide an initial response when exposed to a new performance, puppet show, or dramatization

Social Relations

H - Understanding and expressing feelings

4 - Child represents an emotion through pretend play or art.

Creative Representation

K - Pretending

1 - Child pretends to be an animal, an object, or another person.

Creative Representation

K - Pretending

3 - Child uses both words and actions to portray a role, situation, or setting.

Creativity

1 - Play

Children engage in play as a means of self-expression and creativity.

a - Engage in spontaneous imaginative play using a variety of materials to dramatize stories and experiences.

Creativity

1 - Play

Children engage in play as a means of self-expression and creativity.

a - Engage in spontaneous imaginative play using a variety of materials to dramatize stories and experiences.

Creativity

1 - Play

Children engage in play as a means of self-expression and creativity.

b - Use movement, a variety of media and music while playing to represent stories, moods and experiences.

Creativity

1 - Play

Children engage in play as a means of self-expression and creativity.

b - Use movement, a variety of media and music while playing to represent stories, moods and experiences.

Creativity

1 - Play

Children engage in play as a means of self-expression and creativity.

b - Use movement, a variety of media and music while playing to represent stories, moods and experiences.

Creativity

2 - Creative Expression

Children engage in individual or group activities that represent real-life experiences, ideas, knowledge, feelings and fantasy.

a - Explore various roles in dramatic play through the use of props, language and fantasy roles with others.

Creativity

2 - Creative Expression

Children engage in individual or group activities that represent real-life experiences, ideas, knowledge, feelings and fantasy.

a - Explore various roles in dramatic play through the use of props, language and fantasy roles with others.

Creativity

2 - Creative Expression

Children engage in individual or group activities that represent real-life experiences, ideas, knowledge, feelings and fantasy.

b - Use movement and a variety of musical styles to express feelings and to understand and interpret experiences.

Creativity

4 - Appreciation of the Arts

Children express interest in and begin to build a knowledge base in the arts.

a - Begin to understand and develop a vocabulary to share opinions about artistic creations and experiences

Creativity

4 - Appreciation of the Arts

Children express interest in and begin to build a knowledge base in the arts.

c - Appreciate and demonstrate respect for the work of others.

Social & Emotional Development

Social Relationships: The healthy relationships and interactions with adults and peers.

Recognizes and labels others’ emotions.

Approaches To Learning

Initiative & Curiosity: An interest in varied topics and activities, desire to learn, creativeness, and independence in learning.

Demonstrates eagerness to learn about and discuss a range of topics, ideas, and tasks.

Logic & Reasoning

Symbolic Representation: The use of symbols or objects to represent something else.

Represents people, places, or things through drawings, movement, and three-dimensional objects.

Logic & Reasoning

Symbolic Representation: The use of symbols or objects to represent something else.

Represents people, places, or things through drawings, movement, and three-dimensional objects.

Creative Arts Expression

Drama: The portrayal of events, characters, or stories through acting and using props and language.

Uses creativity and imagination to manipulate materials and assume roles in dramatic play situations.